Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Carlos Silva Wants Four Years
Charley Walters of TwinCities.com (registration required) noted that the Minnesota Twins made a 3-year contract offer to starter Carlos Silva worth up to $7M per year, and he turned it down. Silva told the Twin's organization that he would need a 4-year deal, noting that Gil Meche and Kei Igawa received 4-year deals last year.
Silva was 13-14 this year with a 4.19 ERA, after bouncing back from a horrible '06 campaign. If Silva is re-signed by the club, it only raises their payroll higher and puts even more pressure on them making a Johan Santana trade.